Pericardiocentesis and Thoracentesis During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Pericardiocentesis and Thoracentesis During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Accredited Course

Cost: $15

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Accreditation/Designation Statements

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Physician

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MOC Part II

American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine

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American Board of Anesthesiology

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 0.50 MOC points with the American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Course Information

About

This course reviews the procedures for performing pericardiocentesis and thoracentesis during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course is intended for physicians who provide emergency care for infants and children who may be at risk for cardiopulmonary complications. It addresses the need for improved healthcare provider education on performing the life-saving techniques of pericardiocentesis and thoracentesis. Informed healthcare providers will be able to better assess and provide effective intervention for pediatric patients who are at risk for experiencing cardiac tamponade or tension hydro-, hemo- or pneumothorax.

Instructional Time

0 hours, 30 minutes

Cost

  • Accredited Course: $15

Target Audience

  • Physicians

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: 06/03/2019
  • Released: 06/11/2019
  • Expires: 06/03/2021

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the indications, contraindications and risk factors for patients experiencing cardiac tamponade.
  • Describe the equipment needed and the procedural steps required to perform emergent pericardiocentesis.
  • Identify the indications, contraindications and risk factors for patients experiencing tension hydro-, hemo- or pneumothorax.
  • Describe the equipment needed and the procedural steps required to perform emergent needle thoracentesis.

Contributors

Course Director(s)

Samuel Rice-Townsend, MD
Attending Surgeon
Boston Children's Hospital

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Author(s)

Samuel Rice-Townsend, MD
Attending Surgeon
Boston Children's Hospital

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD
Attending Physician
Boston Children's Hospital

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Course Director(s)

No disclosures to report:

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH; Samuel Rice-Townsend, MD

Author(s)

No disclosures to report:

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH; Samuel Rice-Townsend, MD; Christopher Weldon, MD, MPH

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc; Dennis Daniel, MD

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Sonja Lehmann, BS

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.